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About Citation title: "Nomenclatural realignment of Neotyphodium species with genus Epichloe".
About Study name: "Nomenclatural realignment of Neotyphodium species with genus Epichloe".
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Leuchtmann A., Bacon C.W., Schardl C.L., White J., & Tadych M. 2013. Nomenclatural realignment of Neotyphodium species with genus Epichloe. Mycologia , .


  • Leuchtmann A.
  • Bacon C.W.
  • Schardl C.L. (submitter) Phone 859-218-0730
  • White J.
  • Tadych M.


Nomenclatural rule changes in the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants, adopted at the 18th International Botanical Congress in Melbourne, Australia in 2011, provide for a single name to be used for each fungal species. The anamorphs of Epichloe species have been classified in genus Neotyphodium, the form genus that also includes most asexual Epichloe descendants. A nomenclatural realignment of this monophyletic group into one genus would enhance a broader understanding of the relationships and common features of these grass endophytes. Based on the principle of priority of publication we propose to classify all members of this clade in the genus Epichloe. We have reexamined classification of several described Epichloe and Neotyphodium species and varieties, and propose new combinations and states. In this treatment we have accepted 43 unique taxa in Epichloe, including distinct species, subspecies, and varieties. We exclude from Epichloe the two taxa Neotyphodium starrii, as nomen dubium, and Neotyphodium chilense, as an unrelated taxon.


anamorph, Ascomycota, classification, Clavicipitaceae, endophyte, fungi, grass, nomenclature, pleomorph, Poaceae, systematic, taxonomy, teleomorph

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